Maternal and Family Health Services is a unique provider of women’s reproductive health and nutrition care. This agency was founded in 1971 with a vision to improve the quality of family life, promote responsible parenthood and coordinate effective service delivery in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Today, MFHS has not only realized the vision of its founders, but has grown to become one of the largest non-profit agencies in the region providing innovative health and human services to women and children in 16 Pennsylvania counties.
Each of the five core programs of MFHS work under a unique service model responding to specific needs in the community. With the support of our government partners at the state and federal levels, and the support of our community, these individual programs form a health and nutrition service network that addresses critical needs for women, children and families in Pennsylvania.
The Core Programs of MFHS:
- WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Program
- Family Planning Program
- HealthyWoman Cancer Screening Program
- Nurse-Family Partnership Home Visit Program
- Healthy Beginnings Plus Prenatal Program
Since its inception, MFHS has responded to the community’s changing needs by continually developing and adapting programs that improve the quality of life for women, children and families. Our core programs are enhanced by projects that further promote health and wellness, such as:
- Safeteens Program
MFHS is committed to providing Pennsylvania teenagers with reliable health and lifestyle information and helping them gain access to health care services available through our family planning partners across the state in the Alliance of Pennsylvania Councils. The Safeteens initiative includes a teen wallet card, toll-free hotline and website (www.safeteens.org) which provides Pennsylvania teenagers with reliable information on a variety of health and wellness topics and directs teens to family planning services available across the state.
- Breastfeeding Support
- Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program
In addition to an ongoing to commitment to excellence in service, MFHS continues to seek innovate ways to enhance and expand its program offerings and broaden access to vital health care that best serve the interests of women, children and families.
For more information on MFHS or to locate a health center near you, call 1-800-FOR-MFHS (367-6347).
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